Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

Hope our Texas folks have extra provisions and their generators are fueled and ready. Momma Nature's fixing to put a hurtin' on y'all...



yipDog
Registered: Mar 06, 2012
Total Posts: 148
Country: United States

Was alerted today that one of my photos is a finalist! Thanks Jay! (my name's Rob Turchick for those who only know me as yipDog)
www.aviationweek.com/topicsevents/photocontest.aspx#

Fun to see plastic models again. My 8 yr old son and I are building a Revell 1/32 P-51B right now. It'll wear the Collings Foundation's Betty Jane scheme. Did the Tamiya 1/48 P-51B in the standard Shangri-La scheme a couple of years ago. Have a 1/32 P-61and B-17 waiting to be opened. All of these kits are unopened and from when I used to build regularly over 30 years ago!



Razor17
Registered: Oct 08, 2012
Total Posts: 465
Country: United States

FlyingPhotog wrote:
Hope our Texas folks have extra provisions and their generators are fueled and ready. Momma Nature's fixing to put a hurtin' on y'all...



Its already chillin outside...



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19254
Country: United States

I flew the Cub every day this week for at least an hour. This weather had to come to a temporary end sometime, guess that time is about now! Actually this week has been absolutely wonderful. I had a couple of quick, but very lucrative assignments, got the Airbus 330 deal, spent lots of time at the hangar enjoying the balmy weather and light winds. A real regenerative few days, I'm thankful. Even got the Bipe masked and ready to shoot, when the weather gets nice again.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19254
Country: United States

Don't worry Zim, mid September is generally beautiful here, And you 'll enjoy what I'll have at HQ Thursday for shooting subjects.

Nick, you can bet it will be rebuilt. If the data plate survived it basically assures it will be flying again. A 51 data plate is worth a bundle of money all by itself.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19254
Country: United States

A new Global heading to Miami for the day.................



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19254
Country: United States

The sister ship heading for NY a few minutes later.................



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19254
Country: United States

Bill Gass wrote:
We made a few parts for them for the 747 water bomber, what a plane and alot of water. Too bad they're closing down. We still doing parts for the DC9/DC10 tankers tho.


Hey Bill,

I'm going to redo the front and rear instrument panels in the Bipe, got any ideas? The existing ones are great templates. My plan right now is to over lay them with carbon fiber. Maybe it would be just as easy to construct them from carbon fiber.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19254
Country: United States

Bill, just thought about this. There will most likely be a number of B25 panels to be made during the restoration project. My guess is, this will all be accomplished in Chino. Don't know if you have an interest in that type of work, but if you do, I'd love to send it your way.



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2444
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
A new Global heading to Miami for the day.................


Love the Global images Jim - as I'm sure Bombardier did

Is that the 7000 platform? Killer lines and tremendous performance. The range on these bad boys is very impressive.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19254
Country: United States

Thanks Jeff. These two are 2012 manufacture: BD-700-1A10, configured with 23 seats and all the bells and whistles. JR and I were sitting at the hold short line last night as they both slipped back into McKinney in the span of about fifteen minutes. They are truly sculpted art. Depending upon where you are standing and what type of shot you want, you have to be prepared for a blast that will come very close to knocking you off your feet as the aircraft goes by. Oh yeah, there's the zillions of tiny to not so tiny particles that the wake sandblasts you with, all part of the fun.

They have two older versions sitting in the hangar that we're going to buy after the first of the year. They would like to sell or lease one of them to us, but that's a little premature. They're asking way above market for them or they'd be sold already. You can buy a beautiful GX of that vintage for about the same price as a new Legacy 650, operating costs are higher, but the aircraft's capabilities are amazing.

Let's see, could we put together 23 MA2A friends for a photo excursion to the UK's historic air shows? Now that would be fun.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19254
Country: United States

I learned something interesting this week. I was working through a laundry list of gear that I'm ordering before the end of the year, most of it Nikon. My supplier is one of the largest dealers in the country. He was telling me that 80% of his DSLR and lens sales are Nikon now. He also told me not to hold my breath for a D4X, but I think, like Apple products, no none really knows. What I do know is, if Nikon says they are bringing it out, they actually will, and in my lifetime.

I am adding a D800E, and a D4 body to the roster. Apparently all the moire fears surrounding the "E" were pretty much unfounded. I want to run some tests on the "E" prior to shooting my Airbus projects, because I think I want to shoot them both with that camera. I believe Rodolfo was the only guy who shot an "E" that I know of, Zim and I backed away due to the moire thing. Top of the gear list is the Nikon 800, I figure that I should have symmetrical knots in my lower back........... Due to the paradigm shift, looks like I'm not going to take my 100-400 right now. Anyone want one?



Bill Gass
Registered: Feb 09, 2006
Total Posts: 4118
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Bill, just thought about this. There will most likely be a number of B25 panels to be made during the restoration project. My guess is, this will all be accomplished in Chino. Don't know if you have an interest in that type of work, but if you do, I'd love to send it your way.

Hey Jim,
All the instrument panels are strictly custom so you would need to send a dxf or stp file ( cad drawing ) of what you want. All the Ericson Skycrane, Cessna Citation and everything in between has been aluminum. We do not work with any type of carbon fiber or composite material. We do handle the alodine, paint, powder and silk screening in house as well. You can always email me a drawing and I'll get you a quote, then you can decide from there...Crap, top of page and no pictures agian, and at work like usual...All I got, probably a repeat !



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4092
Country: Netherlands

Looks like Alliance 2014 is at October 25th - 26th if I look at the ICAS site.



Bill Gass
Registered: Feb 09, 2006
Total Posts: 4118
Country: United States

That's ten months from now Jan, settle down !



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4092
Country: Netherlands

Bill Gass wrote:
That's ten months from now Jan, settle down !


I know but i already have to file my vacation roster for next year and the problem is that we are a small company.
With people with school going kids who also have vacation in that time period so it's very hard for me to get some time off.

Would like to do Isap and Alliance next year and maybe the 70th anniversary of D-Day and Market Garden



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4092
Country: Netherlands

Archive 2007



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4082
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Thanks Jeff. These two are 2012 manufacture: BD-700-1A10, configured with 23 seats and all the bells and whistles. JR and I were sitting at the hold short line last night as they both slipped back into McKinney in the span of about fifteen minutes. They are truly sculpted art. Depending upon where you are standing and what type of shot you want, you have to be prepared for a blast that will come very close to knocking you off your feet as the aircraft goes by. Oh yeah, there's the zillions of tiny to not so tiny particles that the wake sandblasts you with, all part of the fun.

They have two older versions sitting in the hangar that we're going to buy after the first of the year. They would like to sell or lease one of them to us, but that's a little premature. They're asking way above market for them or they'd be sold already. You can buy a beautiful GX of that vintage for about the same price as a new Legacy 650, operating costs are higher, but the aircraft's capabilities are amazing.

Let's see, could we put together 23 MA2A friends for a photo excursion to the UK's historic air shows? Now that would be fun.


There's a lot to like about this post, Jim...and the gorgeous Challenger shot is just the icing on the cake.



Bill Gass
Registered: Feb 09, 2006
Total Posts: 4118
Country: United States

stevez wrote:
JWilsonphoto wrote:
Thanks Jeff. These two are 2012 manufacture: BD-700-1A10, configured with 23 seats and all the bells and whistles. JR and I were sitting at the hold short line last night as they both slipped back into McKinney in the span of about fifteen minutes. They are truly sculpted art. Depending upon where you are standing and what type of shot you want, you have to be prepared for a blast that will come very close to knocking you off your feet as the aircraft goes by. Oh yeah, there's the zillions of tiny to not so tiny particles that the wake sandblasts you with, all part of the fun.

They have two older versions sitting in the hangar that we're going to buy after the first of the year. They would like to sell or lease one of them to us, but that's a little premature. They're asking way above market for them or they'd be sold already. You can buy a beautiful GX of that vintage for about the same price as a new Legacy 650, operating costs are higher, but the aircraft's capabilities are amazing.

Let's see, could we put together 23 MA2A friends for a photo excursion to the UK's historic air shows? Now that would be fun.


There's a lot to like about this post, Jim...and the gorgeous Challenger shot is just the icing on the cake.

UK Flight and show, NICE !
One castle for the wife and I please...



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19254
Country: United States

Hi Guys,

It's 30 degrees and rainy/sleeting/snowing at HQ, gotta love it. Yesterday I was out on the ramp masking the Bolt in a short sleeve knit shirt. Just got a call from the head Grandchild telling me that if the weather is headed south (and it most certainly is) they took a vote and decided they'd rather be iced in at our house. The troops are on their way, gotta love that even more. I'm going to fire up the pool heater and we'll swim in the ..well .....whatever is falling.

Good news fro the Bipe project, looks like the next time it takes to the air it will be powered by a 230 HP Superior Vantage engine. Long time clients and friends Superior and I agree that I should be flying behind one of their new engines. Bet I can sell a few of them for 'em in the process. Superior now has free photography for life!

Coincidentally, just got a call from the ICAS floor and The Thunderbirds will be at AFW 2014. Want to bet we get them all up with "Spirit 1" for an air to air? I'll take the up side of that wager.

Bill, thanks! We'll talk soon when I know what the plan is, on both aircraft.

Jan Arie, Great!! Do you still wear the same size jeans...........?



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